October 4, 2022

DMW to streamline hiring process for seafarers, OFWs

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) will trim the requirements for the deployment of overseas
Filipino workers (OFWs) and address the shortcomings on seafarer education and training, said DMW
Secretary Susan “Toots” V. Ople. “DMW’s mission is to be OFW-centric, putting the worker in the center
of the universe of all our operations, services, and programs,” she said at a Sept. 29 joint maritime
committee meeting organized by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, the German-
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines,
and the Philippines Norway Business Council. The European Union previously said that the Maritime
Industry Authority (MARINA) must properly implement international training standards in compliance
with its requirements.

Source: https://seafarertimes.com/2020-21/node/7760